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Malacosteidae


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; subclass Actinopterygii, order Salmoniformes)

A small family of marine deep-water fish that have a very large, low-slung mouth, eyes located far forward on the blunt head, and the dorsal and anal fins placed close to the small tail fin. There are about 10 species, distributed world-wide.

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